Guides. Briefs. Toolkits. Quick reference information. IDC and its partners created these data quality resources to help states better prepare to address their existing or emerging IDEA data quality needs. Use our search and filtering tools to navigate the library.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsEDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic
The EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic provides basic information about the EDFacts file specifications states use to submit IDEA Discipline data to the U.S. Department of Education. The infographic outlines details about Discipline data for children and youth with disabilities ages 3 through 21 that states must include in their annual submission of EDFacts files FS005, FS006, FS007, FS088, FS143, and FS144.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsIDEA Data Quality: Outlier Analyses Tools
IDC designed these two technical assistance products to be used by state personnel responsible for IDEA 618 and/or 616 data. The products include a step-by-step guide on completing an outlier analysis, with a brief introduction on the principles of outlier analyses, and a tool state staff can use to conduct outlier analyses with their local data. IDEA Part B state staff working with LEAs also can use both products to analyze their local data.
Format: ToolkitsSuccess Gaps Toolkit: Addressing Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
The Success Gaps Toolkit presents a process for using data and the Success Gap Rubric to identify root causes of gaps between groups of children in districts or schools. These success gaps occur when the education system is not meeting the needs of all groups of children and outcomes for some groups are different than outcomes for most groups. The toolkit, with its process and materials, provides a manageable and defined way for districts or schools to identify success gaps that are present and their root causes and then make a plan for addressing the gaps. The success gaps may be the graduation rate of students who are English learners compared to the rate of all other children, the out-of-school suspension rate of children who are Black compared to the rate of all other children, the identification of children who are Hispanic as children with specific learning disabilities compared to the identification of all other children, and other gaps.
Format: ToolkitsSEA Data Processes Toolkit
Using the SEA Data Processes Toolkit to document data processes for all 616 and 618 data collections will establish a well-managed process for data collection, validation, and submission. In collaboration with IDC State Liaisons, states can use the toolkit to create and maintain a culture of high-quality data and establish and support consistent practices that produce valid and reliable data, while building the capacity of state staff.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsCoordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)—Resources Step-By-Step
This online tool is designed to help districts with step-by -step processes for required and/or voluntary use of CEIS funds. The site also contains information about TA Centers available for assistance with each of the steps and related resources from OSEP, OSEP-funded TA centers, and other TA centers.
Format: Guides and BriefsOperationalizing Your SSIP Evaluation: A Self-Assessment Tool
The purpose of this tool is to lead those within a state responsible for implementing their SSIP evaluation through the process of operationalizing their SSIP evaluation plan in tandem with implementation efforts. State staff can use this interactive self-assessment to gauge their team’s progress on key components necessary for fully executing their SSIP evaluation plan and to identify action steps needed to realize the greatest benefit from their evaluation efforts.
Format: Guides and BriefsCollecting and Reporting the New Data Elements Related to the Local Education Agency Maintenance of Effort Provisions
Produced by IDC and CIFR, this resource discusses each of the four new data elements OSEP is adding related to the LEA MOE provisions of IDEA in the MOE Reduction and CEIS data collection. The resource reviews each new element, presents information about actions the SEA may take to address and answer the questions posed for each of the four data elements, and provides additional support and assistance as states prepare to collect and submit these data.